2022 Covid Blog: Puerto Rico

COVID Travel Requirements: Puerto Rico

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: No testing required whether vaccinated or not. Please bring your Covid Vaccination card anyway.
  • Testing in Country: No testing is required upon arrival or before you return home.

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 regulations during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions and outline exactly what you need to know before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No covid testing, whether you have your vaccine or not, is required prior to entering the country. Once again, please bring your vaccine card. 

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same-day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

You will not have to take any more covid tests once you are on your trip. Because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, they are excluded from the CDC requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to return to the mainland United States.

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

We have asked that builders bring masks and carry them on hand at all times to be sensitive to the safety of the locals. Gathering restrictions may be in place in certain areas. While no health forms are required at this time, these guidelines are always subject to change.  We strongly encourage you to stay up to date with current news.

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense . We recommend obtaining health insurance to cover this potential cost, in case you test positive while in-country. 

How might gathering restrictions impact my trip?

 Although subject to change, church meetings are currently in person, and group gatherings are permitted. 

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot to figure out, but there really are a lot of good testing options available this year. If you take the time now to make a plan for your COVID-19 tests, everything will run smoothly, and we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love, 

Your HXP Team